After suffering my first losing week I’m going to back to $100 for each game. I’m picking all the games in which both opponents are ranked. Clemson has been a good story this season, so I picked their game to round out the slate. There are $1700 in the Frivolous Picks Account
#11 Michigan +3 @ #23 Michigan State – This will be Michigan’s first serious road game. Michigan St’s defense will be the Wolverine’s biggest test this season. I think I’m going with the home team. MSU to cover.
#6 Oklahoma State –7.5 @ #22 Texas – Oklahoma State has covered every spread I’ve picked this year. Even though this game is in Austin I’m going with OSU to cover.
#20 Baylor +8.5 @ #21 Texas A&M – The way A&M gives up points I have a hard time not pick Baylor. So I will. Baylor to cover.
#8 Clemson -7 @ Maryland – I don’t know much about either of these teams. Except Maryland has controversial uniforms. I think Clemson rolls here. Clemson to cover.
#18 Arizona State + 14 @ #9 Oregon – I think Oregon has their way with the Sun Devils. Ducks to cover.
San Francisco +4.5 @ Detroit – A match up of 2011 surprise teams. I really like the Lions this year and think they’re a victory over the Packers in the playoffs away from the Super Bowl. Detroit to cover.
Philadelphia –1.5 @ Washington – The Dream Team is 1-4. They lose this game to the division leading Redskins their season is over. The Eagles are losing on both sides of the ball in trenches. When that’s happening you can have HOF skill players and have a rough season. Washington to cover, if not win outright.
New Orleans –4.5 @ Tampa Bay – If the home team is getting 4.5 I have to take that. Of course I thought Tampa Bay would show up on their trip to San Francisco too. Bucs to cover.
Buffalo +3.5 @ NY Giants – I think I’m going with Buffalo to cover, but I’m not sure why.
Dallas +7 @ New England – Dallas plays they team they think that are. I see New England rolling here. Dallas is too inconsistent. New England to cover.
And those of Week 7’s Frivolous Picks. I’m going camping. I won’t watch any of this. I’ll probably listen to a few games on the radio around a campfire.